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Although humans began to sculpt for ritualistic purposes or to create tools very early on, the history of sculpture can be separated into two key periods.

The first period stretches from Antiquity to the 19th century. The various artistic movements which cover these 20 centuries were deeply inspired by ancient Greek art and in particular by their sculptures, which adorned the temples and paid tribute to their mythological Gods by representing the human body in its most ideal form. The first to be inspired by this art were the Romans, who copied many ancient Greek sculptures and modelled them in the likeness of Gods but also of important figures in society. Medieval art, just like Roman art, took a more political turn but also a religious one as Catholicism spread across Europe.

Churches were built and sculpture became an integral part of their architecture, in particular in Romanesque and Gothic art. It was finally during the Renaissance that sculpture once again became closely linked to classical works, especially with sculptures that were much more anatomically precise.. Nude sculptures became very popular and represented a real feat sculptors who knew how to create them were held in high esteem. Heavily inspired by painting, the subjects represented became increasingly more expressive…

In the 17th century, sculptors began to push the style of Antiquity further and sculpture became dramatic and picturesque. It wasn't until the 19th century that classicism became fashionable again.

The end of the 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of sculpture. It marked the end of centuries of inspiration from Antiquity. The instigator of change was none other than Auguste Rodin who, after an inspiring journey to Italy, brought a breath of fresh air to the world of sculpture. Even if his style remains quite academic, he influenced many 20th century sculptors.

Different ideas about art were born in the 20th century with modern and contemporary sculpture. Cubists like Pablo Picasso depicted perspective from different angles; Brancusi and his simple, refined wooden sculptures led the way for abstract art in the years to follow; Dadaism, a provocative style free of any kind of artistic norms, produced the first ready-mades with Marcel Duchamp; Jean Tinguely grappled with technology to create his imperfect machines…

It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that contemporary sculpture appeared with Conceptual Art, where the idea behind the work took precedence over the aesthetic and the Fluxus movement which radically questioned the foundations of artwork. The 60s also saw the rise of minimalism and artists putting into practice Mies Van Der Rohe's conviction that 'less is more'. Other contemporary artists such as Richard Serra, Carl André and Donald Judd created very architectural works. There was Pop Art but also Land Art, monumental artworks created in the very heart of nature, and of course, Arte Povera, which rejected consumer society and turned its focus towards nature and the ephemeral.

On Artsper, you'll find a carefully chosen selection of sculptures which cover all the latest sculptural trends in contemporary art. You will find sculptures made of bronze, marble, clay,  paper, plaster, steel, neon, metal, glass,  resin, iron, terra cotta and wood. When looking for a sculpture to buy; you can either choose a large-scale work or one of a more reasonable size. You could opt for a piece which easily fits in with your interior design or you could go for a monumental piece as a bold addition to your collection. You could even choose an outdoor sculpture like the ones made by our artists Nicolas Dubreuille and Etienne Rey. In our “Famous artists" category you will find artists such as Arman , Carlos Cruz Diez, Philippe Pasqua and Damien Hirst and in our "Emerging Artists" category we have Bastien Cuenot, Emeric Chantier and Gaspard Mitz.



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Our recommendations Yaacov Agam, Revolving Kiddush Cup, Sculpture

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Magnificent Seven, 2000
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Larry Rivers, Pop Singer, Sculpture

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OneFake, Bender (Futurama) (Funny thing in the real world), Sculpture

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Bender (Futurama) (Funny thing in the real world), 2021
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Sculpture

€110

TMM, Snowboard Picture, Sculpture

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Snowboard Picture, 2019
160 x 20 x 2 cm
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Mistergoo, Tupac shoes, Sculpture

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Théo MHS, Bouchon Hermès, Sculpture

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Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, 2019
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Jayet, Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, Sculpture

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Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, 2019
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€1,380

Cleverson de Oliveira, Favela bear, Sculpture

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€550

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€280

Oliver Ney, Coca Cola, Sculpture

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Jessica Pliez (Ursika), Qui de nous deux?, Sculpture

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Qui de nous deux?, 2020
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€400 €340

Bruno Boffa, Barbie Bear Lovers, Sculpture

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29 x 15 x 10 cm
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€550

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€400

Lionel Couvrandt, Product 140/90 Notre DAme de Fàtima, Sculpture

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€1,200

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Zhang Ziyi Black and White Sprayed Perspex, 2017
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Daniel Jung

Paper folies, 2018
45 x 20 x 15 cm
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Miss Bugs

Do No Harm (emoji bleu), 2020
35 x 8 x 6 cm
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€900

Tal Nehoray, Nine No. 3, Sculpture

Tal Nehoray

Nine No. 3, 2019
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Sculpture

€1,300

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Chema Lumbreras

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Michel Narbonne

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Zaven Paré, Femme Girafe, Sculpture

Zaven Paré

Femme Girafe, 2012
32 x 5 x 5 cm
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€1,320

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Julio Alonso Yañez

Sans titre, 2018
33 x 18 x 14 cm
Sculpture

€375

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Ane Henriksen

Flexible 5, 2002
12.7 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm
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Clo Bourgard

Stuck in me serie dosage, 2020
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€950

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Nathalie Rey

Antartic ocean, 2019
50 x 50 x 3 cm
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€1,455

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NeMo

Cov-Control, 2021
26 x 18 x 21 cm
Sculpture

€500

Mark Jenkins, Rolo, Sculpture

Mark Jenkins

Rolo, 2019
30.5 x 111.8 x 104.1 cm
Sculpture

€13,559

Jean-Michel Faudemer, Serie magie du chaos, Sculpture

Jean-Michel Faudemer

Serie magie du chaos, 2015
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Sculpture

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Carlo Rizzetti

The rainbow whale Orange Small, 2017
31 x 58 x 27 cm
Sculpture

€300

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Anne Millot

Petit Prince (inspiré d'Alexis Dadier, parfumeur IFF), 2014
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€1,400

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Olivier Lannaud

Artemis, 2021
117 x 84.5 x 6 cm
Sculpture

€8,500

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Giacomo Balla

Pair of Placeholders, 1930
22.5 x 8.7 x 0.2 cm
Sculpture

€5,000

Artiste Chezbelette, Contrôle Fiscal - Demandez votre contrôle fiscal 2018, Sculpture

Artiste Chezbelette

Contrôle Fiscal - Demandez votre contrôle fiscal 2018, 2017
176 x 72 x 60 cm
Sculpture

€7,690

Zane Mellupe, Magic Machine, Sculpture

Zane Mellupe

Magic Machine, 2012
25 x 90 x 12 cm
Sculpture

€1,200

Francesca Pasquali, Setola oro, Sculpture

Francesca Pasquali

Setola oro, 2013
40 x 30 x 12 cm
Sculpture

€13,200

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Wataru Tominaga

Study for Pleating 1, 2015
36 x 22 x 3 cm
Sculpture

€500

Joshua Smith, Black Shadow Trading Company, Sculpture

Joshua Smith

Black Shadow Trading Company, 2015
35.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Sculpture

€8,500

John McQueen, Real, Sculpture

John McQueen

Real, 2018
141 x 93.3 x 8.9 cm
Sculpture

€7,231

Ferruccio Gard, Kinetic Transparencies-4, Sculpture

Ferruccio Gard

Kinetic Transparencies-4, 2017
40 x 50 x 6 cm
Sculpture

€13,559

Bryan Antonio, Happy thoughts, Sculpture

Bryan Antonio

Happy thoughts, 2021
15 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

€181 €163

Cal Lane, Pantie Can, Sculpture

Cal Lane

Pantie Can, 2016
25.5 x 16.5 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€4,000

Edgar Negret, La casa de la serpiente, Sculpture

Edgar Negret

La casa de la serpiente, 1996
30 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

€6,655

Nasreddine Bennacer, Démocratie, Sculpture

Nasreddine Bennacer

Démocratie, 2014
12 x 27 x 7 cm
Sculpture

€3,200

Noara Quintana, Glasses, Sculpture

Noara Quintana

Glasses, 2017
10 x 60 x 15 cm
Sculpture

€3,200

Omar Ronda, Star Frozen, Sculpture

Omar Ronda

Star Frozen, 1994
80 x 60 x 7 cm
Sculpture

€7,200

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Olga Kosheleva

Global warming sunglasses, 2018
80 x 205 x 35 cm
Sculpture

15,000 - € 25,000

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